Energy efficiency always carries a price, and the federal government’s latest initiative to wring more savings from efficient electric motors offers proof. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has abandoned a plan to take existing NEMA Premium electric motor efficiency standards a notch higher. As an alternative, it has opted to extend premium energy efficiency standards implemented in 2010 to an expanded scope of motors. It’s a move that DOE projects will yield more total energy ...
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